On Surreal Sunday fallen ginkgo leaves become golden labyrinths. These ephemeral mazes are the creation of Sacramento State University counselor Joanna Hedrick. She’s been creating them every autumn since 2013 as a beautiful gift to students facing their final exams.
“[My art] is about taking something that’s already beautiful and making something unique—something you don’t just pass by,” Hedrick says.
Hedrick’s designs include spirals, concentric circles, and a hornet hive pattern. Each one takes between two to three hours to complete and she tends to make about six per season.